After evading NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly’s questions about former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the news media had become “unhinged.” Days later, the State Department further retaliated against NPR by barring one of its other journalists from the Pompeo’s traveling press pool.
While the Newseum may have closed its doors to the public, journalism and a free press still and should remain essential parts of American democracy.
After President Trump suggested on Wednesday that the late Rep. John Dingell was “looking up” from hell, Dingell’s wife and successor asked Trump to “set aside politics,” noting that Trump’s “hurtful words” made her healing “much harder.” But some news media framed her response in a way that presented the exchanged as a two-sided political fight.
Editor-in-Chief Celine Castronuovo, Podcast Director Michael Kohler, Editor-at-large Rob Cline and politics writer James Smathers relaunch The MediaPod series by discussing the media’s role in the impeachment process, the social media platform political ad wars, billionaires in the 2020 news cycle, and press freedom during recent military
History was made earlier this year when the U.S. government shut down for 34 full days. 450,000 federal workers went without an income for just over a month. And for what? Some blame the Trump administration’s abhorrent request of funds to build the border wall,
When President Trump was loudly booed by fans at game five of the World Series last week, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski condemned those who went further and chanted “Lock him up!” at the president.
Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, undercut on Thursday President Trump’s long-maintained position that there was no quid pro quo with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during their phone call in July. Mulvaney’s admission stunned White House officials, and Trump himself, who later authorized a second statement which tried to walk back Mulvaney’s damaging comments.
The coverage of politics in late-night television has long offered Americans a source of comedic relief as they navigate the week’s news. But after House Democrats announced a formal impeachment inquiry last month, some late-night comedians have been using their platforms not just to entertain,
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign renewed its public feud with The New York Times on Wednesday in protest of its coverage of the Ukraine scandal. In a letter sent to Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield blasted The Times for lending legitimacy
The New York Times found itself in the news again last Thursday when it was widely criticized for publishing information about the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower’s identity. Within a few hours of the story going live, “#CancelNYT” was trending on Twitter and the wait time to cancel reader subscriptions had reportedly reached four hours.